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Detective Book Club 3-in-1 Mystery Omnibuses for 1977

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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Catch A Falling Spy; Never Pick Up Hitch-Hikers! ; More Tales Of The Black Widowers  from 1977 Detective Book Club for January 1977.
  • Deighton, Len. Catch A Falling Spy (1976 Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich)
  • Peters, Ellis. Never Pick Up Hitch-Hikers! (1976 Morrow)
  • Asimov, Isaac. More Tales Of The Black Widowers (1976 Doubleday)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Death In The Channel; Funny, Jonas, You Don't Look Dead; The Orion Line   from 1977 Inner Circle for January/February 1977. The official US publication date of Luard's The Orion Line, as advertised by HBJ in Publishers Weekly January 27, 1977, p. 101, was February 1977.
  • Anderson, J.R.L.. Death In The Channel (1976 Stein & Day)
  • McMullen, Mary. Funny, Jonas, You Don't Look Dead (1976 Doubleday)
  • Luard, Nicholas. The Orion Line ( 1977 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich )
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  Detective Book Club for February 1977.
  • MacDonald, John D.. Purple Place for Dying (1976 Lippincott)
  • Garve, Andrew. Home to Roost (1976 Crowell)
  • Sjowall, Maj and Wahloo, Per. The Terrorists (1976 Pantheon)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Gideon's Drive; Ask For Me Tomorrow; Hellspout  from 1977 Detective Book Club for March 1977.
  • Marric, J.J.. Gideon's Drive (1976 Harper)
  • Millar, Margaret. Ask For Me Tomorrow (1976 Random House)
  • Knox, Bill. Hellspout (1976 Doubleday)
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  Inner Circle for March/April 1977.
  • Wetering, Janwillem van de. The Corpse On The Dike (1976 Houghton Mifflin)
  • Mackay, Amanda. Death Is Academic (1976 McKay)
  • Ashford, Jeffrey. Slow Down The World (1976 Walker)
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  Inner Circle for March/April 1977.
  • Scott, Virgil and Koski, Dominic. Walk-In ( 1976 Simon & Schuster)
  • Greenan, Russell H.. The Bric-A-Brac Man (1976 Random House)
  • Stein, Aaron Marc. Lend Me Your Ears (1976 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for April 1977.
  • Gilman, Dorothy. Mrs. Pollifax On Safari (1976 Doubleday)
  • Ashe, Gordon. A Plague Of Demons (1976 Holt, Rinehart & Winston)
  • Holton, Leonard. A Corner Of Paradise (1977 St Martins)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Deveron Hall; Hunter Of The Blood; Oh, Bury Me Not  from 1977 Detective Book Club for May 1977.
  • Johnston, Velda. Deveron Hall (1976 Dodd, Mead)
  • Masterson, Whit. Hunter Of The Blood (1977 Dodd, Mead)
  • Wren, M.K.. Oh, Bury Me Not (1976 Doubleday)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Never Say Die; Raven And The Ratcatcher; The Hatchet Man  from 1977 Inner Circle for May/June 1977.
  • Foote-Smith, Elizabeth. Never Say Die (1977 Putnam)
  • MacKenzie, Donald. Raven And The Ratcatcher (1976 Houghton Mifflin)
  • Marshall, William. The Hatchet Man (1976 Holt, Rinehart & Winston)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for A Travesty; Yesterday's Enemy; Murder With Malice   from 1977 Detective Book Club for June 1977. A Travest is a nocella by Donald Westlake, part of the volume Enough Published in 1977 by M. Evans, and also containing "Ordo". The Evans volume has 288p; A Travesty in the DBC issue has 133 pages.
  • Westlake, Donald E.. A Travesty (1977 M. Evans)
  • Haggard, William. Yesterday's Enemy (1976 Walker)
  • Underwood, Michael. Murder With Malice (1977 St Martins)
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  Detective Book Club for July 1977.
  • Francis, Dick. In The Frame (1977 Harper)
  • Ferrars, E.X.. Blood Flies Upwards (1976 Doubleday)
  • Morice, Anne. Murder In Mimicry (1977 St Martins)
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  Inner Circle for July/August 1977.
  • Kirk, Michael. Dragonship (1977 Doubleday)
  • Thomson, June. Case Closed (1977 Doubleday)
  • Henissart, Paul. The Winter Spy (1976 Simon & Schuster)
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  Detective Book Club for August 1977.
  • Johnston, Velda. The Etruscan Smile (1975 Dodd, Mead)
  • Foley, Rae. The Slippery Step (1977 Dodd, Mead)
  • Garfield, Brian. Recoil (1977 Morrow)
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  Detective Book Club for September 1977.
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret and the Spinster (1977 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
  • Wetering, Janwillem van de. Death of a Hawker (1977 Houghton Mifflin)
  • Canning, Victor. The Doomsday Carrier (1977 Morrow)
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  Inner Circle for September/October 1977.
  • Maling, Arthur. Schroeder's Game (1977 Harper)
  • Carmichael, Harry. The Motive (1974 Dutton)
  • Stevenson, Anne. Coil Of Serpents (1977 Putnam)
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  Inner Circle for September/October 1977.
  • Duncan, Robert L.. Temple Dogs (1977 Morrow)
  • McMullen, Mary. A Dangerous Funeral (1977 Doubleday)
  • Hallahan, William H.. Catch Me, Kill Me (1977 Bobbs-Merrill)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Aftershock; The Big Footprints; Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote  from 1977 Detective Book Club for October 1977.
  • O'Donnell, Lillian. Aftershock (1977 Putnam)
  • Innes, Hammond. The Big Footprints (1977 Random House)
  • Keating, H.R.F.. Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote (1977 Doubleday)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for An Exchange Of Eagles; Beauty Sleep; Police Chief  from 1977 Detective Book Club for November 1977.
  • Sela, Owen. An Exchange Of Eagles (1977 Pantheon)
  • Dolson, Hildegarde. Beauty Sleep (1977 Lippincott)
  • Ball, John. Police Chief (1977 Doubleday)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for The Tunnel; McGarr and the Politician's Wife; Turkish White  from 1977 Inner Circle for November/December 1977.
  • Byrne, Robert. The Tunnel (1977 Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich)
  • Gill, Bartholomew. McGarr and the Politician's Wife (1977 Scribner)
  • Arrighi, Mel. Turkish White (1977 Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Elope To Death; Nobody's Perfect; The Genuine Article   from 1977 Detective Book Club for December 1977.
  • Ashe, Gordon. Elope To Death (1977 Holt, Rinehart)
  • Westlake, Donald E.. Nobody's Perfect (1977 M. Evans)
  • Guthrie Jr., A.B.. The Genuine Article (1977 Houghton Mifflin)
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  Promotional volume. Cook notes that this is the only known case where a novel in a promotional volume - Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer Private Investigator - never appeared in a regular club issue.
  • O'Donnell, Lillian. Aftershock (1977 Putnam)
  • MacDonald, Ross. Lew Archer Private Investigator (1977 Mysterious Press)
  • Ball, John. Police Chief (1977 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for 1977.
  • Eberhart, Mignon G.. Family Fortune (1976 Random House)
  • Johnston, Velda. The Etruscan Smile (1975 Dodd, Mead)
  • MacDonald, John D.. One Fearful Yellow Eye (1977 Lippincott)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Maigret and the Spinster; Death of a Hawker; The Doomsday Carrier   from 1977 Detective Book Club for September 1977.
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret and the Spinster (1977 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
  • Wetering, Janwillem van de. Death of a Hawker (1977 Houghton Mifflin)
  • Canning, Victor. The Doomsday Carrier (1977 Morrow)
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  Promotional volume. The Terrorists was February 1977; Family Fortune was November 1976; Maigret and the Apparition was September 1976.
  • Sjowall, Per Wahloo and Maj. The Terrorists (1976 Pantheon)
  • Eberhart, Mignon G.. Family Fortune (1976 Random House)
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret And The Apparition (1976 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
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